Friday, January 13, 2012

Drum Roll...please...





I plan on putting the quilt in the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, so if you go, you can get a close up view.
PS, I noticed this is post 500 (or 501, I can't quite tell) so a giveaway will be coming up soon!!

179 comments:

  1. Oh, wow! Congratulations on a wonderful finish!! Drum roll, indeed!

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  2. Congratulations, congratulations, congratulations! That is an incredible finish and I wish I could see it in person!

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  3. It looks wonderful. Congratulations

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  4. Wow Lori what an achievement .
    You have created an incredible heirloom.
    Another one ticked off the bucket list. Lol

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  5. Wow Lori...that's fabulous! I hope they put it inside one of the stores. Just sayin....:)

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  6. Drumrolls are on here.
    It is absolutely beautiful.

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  7. OMG!! Nothing else needs to be said except great job!!! L

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  8. Congratulations!! What a wonderful accomplishment.

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  9. That quilt is so beautiful and so much work, that you put into it. I really need to just make things and not worry about how big they are, but enjoy the process and I might actually get a large quilt done;)

    Debbie

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  10. Fantastic job!! You deserve a medal for just finishing it. It would have been a UFO long ago if it was mine. What a finish--you should be proud beyond words.

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  11. Wow! That is just - no, more than - beautiful! Well done.

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  12. Congratulations Lori :-) it looks fantastic. Well done on finishing.

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  13. Wow! It looks great! Congratulations!!!

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  14. Congratulations!!! When I finish mine I will be wearing it around me for a week.

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  15. I don't often leave comments on blogs, but this deserves a Big Congratulations! It's beautiful!

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  16. It's Tremendous! Stupendous! I can barely wrap my head around how much work this was and how beautiful it is. I want to go to Sisters again just to see this quilt!

    Congratulations, Lori -- on your amazing quilt and 500 posts!

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  17. This is a really exciting moment. I am so thrilled for you and honored to be here in this moment. There's nothing like a big huge celebratory parade to make a quilter feel extra joyful. Gorgeous spirit you have Lori, gorgeous quilt. You're reflected here. Gosh, I'm just so thrilled for you.

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  18. Oh Lori! Congratulations! It is absolutely stunning!

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  19. Congratulations on a great finish. I love it. That is a awesome achievement.

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  20. Congratulations on a great finish. I love it. That is a awesome achievement.

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  21. Lori, your Dear Jane is simply fabulous! You must be so proud and excited to have it finished. You've inspired those of us who are still working on ours. 500 posts is quite an accomplishment too! Congrats on that huge milestone!

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  22. WooHoo!! You need to change your blog name while this is your header photo. This is anything but a humble quilt! : )
    Just gorgeous, Lori. What an accomplishment!!
    Oh, now I want to go to Sisters even more than before (and I wanted to pretty badly before!).

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  23. no words can express how stunning this quilt is....

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  24. Well Done! What an achievement. It looks wonderful.

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  25. congrats!!!! it looks beautiful
    what an incredible heirloom
    I am so happy for you
    Kathie

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  26. Simply amazing! The work is beautiful but your determination to stick to it is admirable too.

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  27. WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW!~
    CoNgRaTuLaTiOnS!

    Lucy

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  28. Oh Lori, it's absolutely breathtaking! Congratulations!!!

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  29. I am so, so, so proud for you and of you and of that quilt...why, I am gushing! Great work, beautiful!!

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  30. Absolutely amazing! A fantastic work of art!

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  31. Oh! Lori! This quilt is extra ordinary! congratulations on the finish!

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  32. COngratulations! It's such an amazing accomplishment!

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  33. This deserves more than a drumroll! Gorgeous. Jan

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  34. Oh my. Wow. Double wowee. Better keep it under lock and key because there are a lot of us quilters out here trying to figure out where you live.

    Seriously, that quilt is jaw-droppingly fabulous.

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  35. ohmygoodness! What a simply fantastic quilt. I'm quite in awe of you and your accomplishment!

    Well done!

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  36. This is indeed an heirloom, and you have to be thrilled to have it finished, quilted, and ready to show the world. It's fabulous, Lori! Any plans for another version, or is the plan one and done?

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  37. Wow! I'll definitely be looking for that one at Sisters next year. I don't think I'd have the nerve to let it out of my sight.

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  38. I am humbled! This is beautiful! What a marvelous quilt. I am thoroughly impressed.

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  39. Lori, it's just wonderful. What an accomplishment!

    Congratulations on reaching 500 posts; I look forward to the next 500!

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  40. I am excited for you to finally have accomplished a goal and adventure that you set out on a long time ago.
    I was going to ask if you quilted each block differently but I can see in the close-ups that you have quilted what suits each one.
    Do you have plans for another big adventure in quilting?

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  41. Instead of drumroll, it's more like-------strike up the band, raise the flag, or 50 gun salute. Your quilt is beautiful, a real heirloom. Sisters Quilt Show, was there once-------so many beautiful quilts.

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  42. Congratulations! I wish I was able to see it in person, but the Sisters show is not in my budget this year. You can be very proud of yourself for an awesome finish. Kudos!

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  43. OMGosh...absolutely stunning!! Blue ribbon material!! Congratulations on winning the grand prize!
    P

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  44. What an accomplishment, you must be very pleased. Truly an heirloom.
    Valerie

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  45. Fantabulous!!! looks just like the one in the book,.. Congratulations, can't wait till mine is done... still years away i think

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  46. Your quilt is totally over-the-top awesome!!!

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  47. It's a stunner, Lori! Awesome job! You certainly would make Jane proud!

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  48. SPECTACULAR!!! What's next, though??

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  49. Congratulations Lori, your DJ looks absolutely amazing. What a wonderful finish!
    *hugs*
    Tazzie
    :-)

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  50. Oh Lori! That is so gorgeous and you must be thrilled that it's all done! Wow, and wow some more.

    Is that quilt show the on you guys have every spring? Man, I would love to go to that!

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  51. Absolutely spectacular! What a quilt! And hand quilted too. Amazingly beautiful

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  52. Oh my!!! You are now officially a Dear Jane quilt "GODDESS"!!!!
    Congratulations on such a wonderful achievement, Lori your quilt is just gorgeous!!!! You must be over the moon!!!
    Thankyou for sharing some close-up shots too, so nice to see it in detail.

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  53. An amazing (in every sense of the word) accomplishment! Many congratulations on this labor of love.

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  54. Congratulations and this definitely deserves a SNOOPY DANCE for you!!! Your Dear Jane is just beautiful :)

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  55. Your quilt is just gorgeous. Congratulations.

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  56. Absolutely wonderful! Thanks for the close-ups so we can drool over all the amazing blocks and fabrics! Congratulations!

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  57. Congratulations Lori! This is a long time coming! You must be walking with a spring in your feet! :)

    So now you've officially joined the elite few! Very happy for you!

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  58. What an accomplishment!! It's an incredible quilt and so gorgeously quilted. You must be so pleased!

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  59. Thunderous Applause!!!! ******!!!!

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  60. Standing ovation! What a beautiful quilt and such an achievement! You must be thrilled-thank you for sharing it.

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  61. Congratulations! What an accomplishment! You must call this quilt your opus!

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  62. It turned out beautiful Lori. Very impressive finish! I'm sure it will be much appreciated at the Sister's show!

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  63. Wow...it's awsome!! Congratulations, it's a wonderful achievement.

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  64. Wow Congratulations for a big accomplishment and sticking with it.

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  65. Wow - absolutely gorgeous! Congratulations on a completing such a stunning quilt! I'm just starting a Dear Jane.

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  66. A beautiful masterpiece!
    Congratulations on such a monumental achievement!

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  67. TRULY AN AMAZING QUILT. CONGRATULATIONS ON AN AMAZING FINISH. I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING IT UP CLOSE. :)
    I LOVE SEEING SO MANY DIFFERENT FABRICS IN ONE QUILT.

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  68. Congratulations, Lori, on such a great finish. What an heirloom quilt. Wish I could go to Sisters to see it in person.

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  69. GASP! So gorgeous. Wow.. *swoon* Wish I lived near Sisters, so I could go and see it in person! Congratulations on such a big accomplishment.
    xo
    Kelli

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  70. What an accomplishment. Truly an heirloom. Congratulations!

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  71. congrats on your persistence. It is lovely

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  72. OMG How beautiful is this quilt! What an achievement. I have the book and have dreamt about doing this quilt. Not sure if I have the staying power. Congratulations. Be very proud of your result.

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  73. Wow!!! Congratulations Lori! Your Dear Jane is absolutely stunning!!! Outstanding work, gorgeous! I can't stop looking :0) Jo

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  74. WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW Lori..it's GORGEOUS!!! i LOVE it!!CONGRATULATIONS on a FAB achievement..you must be THRILLED to BITS!!!!!!!
    That's it..you've inspired me to continue with my DJ blocks..THANK YOU!!!! cheers, Marian

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  75. Stunning. It is a beauty. What an achievement and perseverance. Congrats. I'm making a DJ myself. Started last april. Resistance was futile. Enjoying the process.

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  76. WOW! Congratulations on a very special finish Lori! You must be so proud, it looks amazing.

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  77. Congratulations it looks beautiful, certainly well worth the time it took.

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  78. Awsome, gorgeous, what à beauty, i just completed my first 60 or so blocks!

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  79. A happy dance on wooden shoes (klompen) from The Netherlands to YOU!!!

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  80. Congratulations! What an incredible job you have done. I am about to start quilting mine...

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  81. What an accomplishment, Lori!

    Congratulations!

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  82. BRAVO Lori, you should be very proud, your quilt is absolutely fantastic ! XXX

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  83. Lovely, there's so much to look at in it.

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  84. Totally awesome!!!!! I love it!

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  85. It is stunning! Congratulations on a beautiful finish!

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  86. I'm giving you a standing ovation!
    clap clap clap whistle whistle
    I so wish I could see it in person. It looks amazing.
    You must be totally thrilled Lori!!
    xx

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  87. Your DJ is absolutely fantastic. I have just started to hand quilt mine after 5 years of making the top!! You give me encouragement, thank you.
    Celia - a long time quilter from England.

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  88. Amazing! You have a masterpiece. Congratulations on its completion.

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  89. Congratulations on finishing your Dear Jane journey. It looks absolutely fantastic. Another family heirloom to be treasured!

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  90. Wow! is this the giveaway prize? count me in! (just kidding. I know that DJ is a keeper.)

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  91. Wow, the quilt is amazing! I saw a label on the web that suits "This took forever." Meaning it was a lot of work! Congratulations on the finish!

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  92. Oh Lori, it is amazing! Congrats to you for finishing such an amazing quilt. I still want to see pictures of it every now and then! I never tire of looking at this gorgeous work of art.

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  93. Congratulations! Your Dear Jane is gorgeous and what a wonderful heirloom you have created. Great job! I am envious, but now I want to get working on my DJ too!

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  94. Wow again!! What a lot of work!! I am not very good with much handwork... I really appreciate all your effort. An heirloom!!

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  95. sharon@threenotchcottage.com
    (that is my Quilt Shoppe in Alabama)

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  96. sharon@threenotchcottage.comJanuary 14, 2012 at 6:46 AM

    sharon@threenotchcottage.com

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  97. Lori it is fantastic. I just love it. Wish I could go to Sisters to see it in person. Hugs

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  98. Absolutely STUNNING!! What a major achievement - give yourself a big pat on the back!

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  99. I am soooo impressed, and sooooo happy for you. It must be a hugh "high" to accomplish such a treasure.

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  100. Gorgeous!! Congratulations - a job well done. I'll look for it in sisters!

    doni @ oregon coast

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  101. Beautiful and inspiring.

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  102. Lori, Congratulations on making a Dear Jane quilt. You should consider yourself a Master Quilter from now on because of this achievement. But more than a great sense of accomplishment, I know that you had great fun and enjoyed the process, following in Jane Stickle's footsteps.

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  103. STUNNING!!! Completely show stopping. What a finish. Congrats.

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  104. Oh My Gosh! It is stunningly beautiful! Congratulations!

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  105. WOW! I will look for it at Sisters, I'm sure it will be one of the most photographed quilts there. What a quilting achievement, I hope this is going on your bed!

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  106. Lori I want to take your photograph with your beautiful quilt at Sisters! I congratulate you on such an amazing quilt and yes, what an heirloom! Do you just sit and stare at it in wonder? I would be!! Think of all the minutes and hours and thoughts and time that it holds. I get very emotional about these things! Quilts have their own soul. xoxo Pam

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  107. Wow! I know what a sense of accomplishment this must bring. I started on my DJ ? years ago and haven't picked it up in at least five years. You rock!

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  108. Congratualtions on completing a beautiful heirloom!
    Thank you for sharing it - I'm sure it will be a hit at the show.
    Just curious - will you use it at home or will it be put away?

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  109. Congratulations! Your Dear Jane is really something you should be proud of...so much work!

    So far I've managed 40 blocks on my Dear Jane...can't imagine the hours involved with the whole thing!

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  110. Fantastic! What a great accomplishment. I hope you enjoyed revisiting all these terrific prints as you did the hand quilting. What a treasure you have!

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  111. Congratulations, Lori! It's beautiful! You've inspired me to dig mine out again. I have about half the blocks completed.

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  112. I am so happy for you Lori ! It is beautiful and it does look a bit like mine LOL
    Daniele

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  113. WOW!! Congratulations - it's fabulous!

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  114. Lori, it looks wonderful! I feel almost like a part of it as you began that when we first met each other online. I was blown away you were tackling something so intensive, but have come to know it is so YOU! Way to go girl! Kat

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  115. Beautiful, well done on finishing, you must be so proud and happy when you look at it, truly a fantastic quilt.

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  116. Congratulations, Lori. That is a MAJOR accomplishment!!! WooHoo!!!

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  117. Oh what a magnificent finish and such a big moment for you. Congratulations, it's sensational.

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  118. WOW!!! That is FANTASTIC!!

    Nice nice job!

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  119. Wow. Just wow. I'll be in Sisters. Can't wait to get a close up. Congrats on such an accomplishment.

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  120. Such a journey!!! Congratulations Lori. You've done yourself proud!

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  121. Drum roll and more Lori! It is well worth all your hard work - a stunning result and worthy of a quilt show!

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  122. Absolutely stunning - what an accomplishment! Hope to see it in person at the Sisters show!

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  123. Absolutely stunning!!! Great job!

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  124. Amazing, what an achievement! You've done a great job, and well done for finishing it!

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  125. Wow! Beautiful and a treasure! What an amazing work. Love that it is hand quilted. It's wonderful!

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  126. Congratulations, Lori---I was in a DJ fabric exchange with you in 98 or so. Fun to see many of the same fabs in your quilt. We were the "first wave" of Janiacs.

    Mary in Wisconsin

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  127. Congratulations on seeing this beauty through to completion...and what a fantastic completion it is. Wonderful hand quilting! :-D

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  128. fantastic Lori~!!~
    it's stunning in every way possible and i love it as your blog header too~!!!~ it's going to be a show-stopper at Sister's~!~wish i could be there to see it but have loved seeing all the great photos/details thay you have shared here.

    :-)
    libbyQ

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  129. awesome job! I have just begun my DJ journey with only 3 blocks completed!

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  130. It is just gorgeous! Congratulations on a super finish.

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  131. I think this must be the quilting equivalent of climbing Mt Everest. Many have tried but few have made it. Well done. You can sit back an look at your quilt with pride for evermore.

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  132. Congratulations Lori, it is beautiful!!!

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  133. <<>>

    Congratulations on a stunning finish and a fabulous accomplishment! If there was ever a reason to plan to attend Sisters to see something (and it is on my wish list) this is it!

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  134. Just lovely, Lori!! What an achievement. It just begs to be touched, and one could spend hours checking out all the fabrics you used! You're inspiring!

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  135. Hi Lori!
    Your quilt is B-R-E-A-T-H-T-A-K-I-N-G-L-Y
    B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L ! ! ! I love it! CONGRATULATIONS on the finish...that must have been quite a long road.

    hugz

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  136. Wow! Gorgeous!! Congrats on that amazing finish!

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  137. Hey Lori, Your DJ quilt is really inspireing! The bias edge that we talked about came out great too! Many Congratulations! Cheers, Claire W.

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  138. AWESOME!!! I could only imagine how you must have felt to take the last and final stitch of your labor of love.

    I've been seeing lots of Pink Lemonade in blogland....you go girl keep them quilting!!!

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  139. Lori, I'm speechless. It's absolutely gorgeous!!! Can you hear the drum roll all the way from Michigan?? :-)

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  140. WOW!! Fantastic! I've just started on the journey - so it's wonderful to see the end result and know that it is possible. A beautiful quilt.

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  141. Congratulations! You are an inspiration to all our DJ's!

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  142. Amazing......congratulations !

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  143. Amazing......congratulations !

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  144. Congratulations! You did an awesome job. Everyone will certainly enjoy seeing it at the show.

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  145. Wow, Congratulations, it is so pretty.

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  146. Une MERVEILLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Elisabeth

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  147. Congratulations! Your Jane is gorgeous! I hope to finish mine one day. :-)

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  148. You DID it! Hooray, those scalloped borders are great. It marvels me how someone can get a top like this done and hand quilted, it would take me like 20 years.
    Time to enjoy every day until.... a long time...

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  149. Amazing! I wonder how someone can do something like that. So beatiful.

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  150. Of all the accomplishments you have had in your entire life, I suspect this is one of the most amazing and satisfying!! Congratulations on a wonderfully beautiful quilt!!

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  151. What an accomplishment! It is beautiful. I have made about 50 blocks but am doubting that I can ever finish... something always pushes ahead. Very inspiring to see your 'Baby Jane'. Thank you for sharing.

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  152. Woohoo!! Congratulations Lori!!!
    Finishing a Dear Jane quilt is a huge accomplishment!
    I love that you made the scalloped edge too!


    Stunning!!!!

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  153. Kudos on an amazing finish. One for the history books I'd say! Great job.

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  154. Wow! Congratulations for your beautiful quilt.

    cy

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  155. Oh, my goodness! Your quilt is amazing. It is one of the most beautiful quilts I've ever seen, even it only was via the web.

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  156. Wow! Just beautiful. Thank you for sharing. Wish I could go to the show and see it in person.

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  157. Lori is Wonderfull Congratulation ! Well done!

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  158. Lori, it's so beautiful. What an accomplishment.

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  159. Your DJ is gorgeous! I really need to finish mine...

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  160. Congratulations! It takes a lot of determination to finish that quilt...it is on my "quilt bucket list" but is a daunting project. I wasn't sure from the picture, but it looks like it was hand-quilted...amazing....

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